So, stick to just drinking alcohol
Regardless of the size of your soles, soaking your feet in alcohol will not get you drunk, no matter what a Danish urban myth says, new research suggests.
Three Danish researchers in a study published by the British Medical Journal reported no detectible trace of alcohol in plasma samples after a three-hour vodka foot soak. The scientists also reported no significant change in other possible signs of intoxication—self-confidence, an urge to speak and spontaneous hugs. ( Outliers must confess to being curious about the effects of an alcohol foot soak during a pedicure. More research is obviously needed.)
“Our results suggest that feet are impenetrable to the alcohol component of vodka,” the authors concluded. “We therefore conclude that the Danish urban myth of being able to get drunk by submerging feet in alcoholic beverages is just that; a myth.”
Preparations for the study included a loofah foot rub the night prior to the experiment and no alcohol consumption 24 hours prior to the pickling, the study says. Perhaps in the spirit of the season (and to indicate the seriousness of the study), the researchers named their study the “Percutaneous ethanol absorption could evoke ongoing nationwide euphoria and random tender hugs,” or Peace on Earth.